Grangemouth’s Deanburn Judo youngsters enjoy success down south

Members of Grangemouth’s Deanburn Judo Club travelled down to Newbiggin-by-the-Sea in Northumberland last weekend to compete in a British Judo Association’s Junior and Senior Development Event.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 9:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd March 2020, 9:57 am
Members of Grangemouth's Deanburn Judo Club enjoyed great success at the British Judo Association's junior and seniopr development event in Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Northumberland
Members of Grangemouth's Deanburn Judo Club enjoyed great success at the British Judo Association's junior and seniopr development event in Newbiggin-by-the-sea, Northumberland

Under the watchful gaze of Deanburn coach, Commonwealth Games and GB judo star Jayne Clason, and assistant coach Alistair Stewart, the five Deanburn youngsters took to the mat in their respective age and weight categories.

Fighting against strong opponents four students – Adam Cantwell, Olivia Hill, Aimee Stewart and Charlie Trimble – all came away with bronze trophies, finishing third in their class.

The star of the event for Deanburn was young Mason Stewart, who won all three of his matches to claim a gold trophy.

The Deanburn club meets every Monday night in the Education Unit, Abbots Road, and gives primary school pupils the chance to keep fit and learn judo in fun and friendly sessions.

The club was founded by Jayne’s late father Robert Clason and the youngsters now compete for the right to win a trophy in his name every year.

Visit www.facebook.com/Deanburnjudoclub1988 for more.